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El Azteca

$$ - $$$Mexican,
1520 S Dayton Pl, Ames, IA 50010-6438
+1 515-232-0116
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (11 reviews)
“pork carnitas” (3 reviews)
“rice” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
1520 S Dayton Pl, Ames, IA 50010-6438
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Ate here this past Saturday. We met family from out of town, so we were sitting visiting for a couple hours here. Never once felt rushed. Our server was awesome. Food was top notch. We will be back.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eaten here every time we've visited our daughter studying at ISU, 3 times so far, and will keep coming back. A bit away from campus, 10 mins, but worth the time and drive. We've tried a variety of authentic, savory food which is always delicious....More

Thank 20Nairam16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best dishes of Chili Verde I have ever eaten. The pork was very flavorful and moist. The Verde was spicy, just like I like it. So good!

Thank ninnynoo
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Wife and I and a friend ate there for lunch today. First of all, the picture of the brick building is the north Ames location, not the S. Dayton Pl location. Service is always quick here and fresh. Can not find anything to complain about...More

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

The enchiladas, chicken tacos, and chipotle chicken are all great. Try the red sangria for a change from the margaritas. Family friendly and plenty of parking. Close to many hotels so you can walk over. Large groups all have to be present before they will...More

Thank ladyomaha
Reviewed 27 October 2017

our hotel microtel told us about the place. The food was fantastic and the service was great too. would go again

1  Thank C4554MIhelenh
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Today, I got the burrito California and it was even better than the lemon lime chicken. Tender steak and chicken with beans and rice inside a tortilla with sauces. Hot, fresh and incredible. Clean place. Friendly staff. Very family and budget friendly! Marcydiner tantrum scale...More

1  Thank init4keeps
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

First time here, came here because of reviews on trip advisor. Food was good. I had the beef taco salad, a little to many tomatoes. My husband had the cheese enchiladas, he said they were good. Our server did not check on us one time,...More

1  Thank Pjm3000
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Bought almost $40 in margaritas and was told we would have to purchase our chips and salsa. We couldn't believe it.

Thank skip72017
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We hadn't been here in years, but decided to make the trip over to the east side. The inside of the place is nicely well taken care of. Clean. Friendly staff. Prices very reasonable. Service was very quick. We got our orders within 5 minutes...More

Thank init4keeps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1520 S Dayton Pl, Ames, IA 50010-6438
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-232-0116
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